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  1. that worked, but if you then break in half because the footing at garage is 12" wide and the other 15" wide, the problem comes back. Being out here on the west coast with the rest of the nuts, we do not do the brick ledge so I had not noticed the issue.
  2. Hi Steve, I took a look at it and could not fix it. Please send it in. Thx
  3. Yep, and then to finish off underside of wall a ceiling plane will work. No perfect solution. pick your poison.
  4. My mistake..... do not use a doorway.... use a pass thru window.... I believe I have requested the ability to shape a door.....
  5. Put a typical wall in and the put in a doorway or window no sash the shape of the opening (angled top)
  6. Hi Rene, suppose the wall at left aide of pit sits on pit floor (as shown), BUT..... suppose the wall on right side of pit sits at on main slab? Can you do this auto?
  7. Rene, you are one of the best, nice job! Are you going to UGM this year?
  8. yep, we all concur.... CA cannot import DXF files from newer versions of ACAD..... I guess
  9. I do not think they sent the wrong file over. This is the second time this has happened to me....... on X15....... when I try to import DWG info from a current version of an ACAD file, I do not get info...... the civil engineers has to export their info into a much earlier version of ACAD.... in this case it was a 2010 ACAD file, and then I can import info. You have verified my statement. BTW, when you imported the contour lines did you import them as ELEVATION LINES and when you did, did they have the elevation of the line ("smart topo lines")
  10. Yep, that is what I get..... see attached pic.... that is what should be there and you will get that info if you import the 2010 file 4433 UPLAND ST - Client Plot.pdf
  11. So they sent me another file and they backed off to 2010 CAD....... this time if I converted the topo lines to elevation lines they did not come in.... if I did not convert they did come in. oh the many mysteries of CA. Mick, if you haver a moment check it out and see if you get same results.... ACAD-4433 UPLAND ST - Client TOPO CAD - EXPORTED TO 2010 CAD.dwg
  12. Hi Guys, Importing DWG ACAD files into CA.... easy peasy back in the day.... but not now.... anybody else? I have attached a file. Would someone please see if possible to import into CA on a PC and then would someone import on a MAC? I ran into this issue about a month ago..... it was the latest ACAD version, I could not import, but when they backed it off to ACAD 2011 I could import. Is this a MAC thing? thanks 4433 UPLAND ST - Client TOPO CAD.dwg
  13. Looking for wrought iron column...... I know there is one, but I cannot find it,.. thanks
  14. dshall

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    Nice job Rob.
  15. I have an Imac with an addional OLD monitor, no issues here. Thanks for heads up.
  16. hmmmmmm.... There is the new APPLE IPHONE 14 that came out this year.... and there is the new CHIEF ARCHITECT X14 that came out this year.... I am not a conspiracy theorist but is it possible that CHIEF ARCHITECT actually owns APPLE? Those guys at CA headquarters are really sharp..... I wouldn't put it past them......
  17. Space planner works from the inside of house out. I work from outside in. I get the perimeter of the house drawn with a CAD box.. I then draw all exterior walls and fenestrations. I then draw interior walls to create the rooms. If the interior room sizes fit inside the perimeter, I know I get a gold star. A big key for me is I get a running count of the front wall (all dimensions from front left corner, and if the total from those dimensions matches the running count of the back wall (all dimensions from back right corner, I get a silver star. I then do the same on the right side and compare to the left side. This way, my total lengths should not be off by more than an inch or two. The downside of this method is an assistant is needed, I stand at the corner and the assistant reads out dimensions in feet and inches at every door and window edge and always rounding down to nearest inch.
  18. That is a good question, what is fairly accurate? Within 1" error or 8" error? "but noticed when they stich things together, they start making the walls thicker and thinner or the room narrower or wider to try and make the outside correct." I bet this could be a big issue...... I think Mr. Rabbit said it best..... " Even if you use pattern targeting and photogrammetry the stitiching of multiple point shots will always introduce error as well.Not to mention the amount of data that would be required for 100% accuracy..simply not attainable at this moment to have accurate scans...then again it depends on what you consider "accurate"
  19. yea, you and I are same page, BTW, T-1 is typicallly a double truss……. C-1 is not a truss….. it’s a 2X6……. Truss chords are typically 2x4’s
  20. I use a 35' tape for exterior measurements, a level (rarely used), Bosch measuring device for inside dimensions, an Iphone for pics, graph paper to draw plans at 1/8" scale (no computer on site) and a very attractive assistant, my wife, (she retired last December) or her sister. It takes between 1.0 - 3.0 hours for a measure. Including initial research, measuring on site, creating as builts at the office and an hour at the driving range, it takes between 7.0- 16.0 hours. If all the little interior boxes fit into the exterior perimeter, I did a good job. Errors are within 1"-2". I do not trust the LIDAR method..... but I am open to someone proving me wrong. Go Padres!!!!(I become a hardcore Padre fan 9 days ago when they made the playoffs)
  21. When I went to the UGM in late August I discussed the trusses with the guys. I do not believe CA does trusses correctly...... at least the way we do it in the land of ........ CA believes that there is a HIP TRUSS..... a trusses that takes the place of a HIP BEAM. Does anybody else agree with me or do you guys do it the way CA creates hip set trusses? If you do not agree with me, will you please post a set of your truss calcs that detail a HIP TRUSS (takes the place of a HIP BEAM).